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GTT is selected by Hyundai heavy industries to equip the tanks of two new LNG-fueled container vessels with its membrane containment technology and smart shipping solutions

GTT has been chosen by its partner the Korean shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to design the cryogenic fuel tanks of two liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled container vessels. The two new vessels, each with a capacity of 15,600 containers, will be equipped with LNG tanks, each holding up to 12,800 m3 of LNG used as fuel. The tanks will be fitted with the Mark III Flex membrane containment technology, developed by GTT. Vessels deliveries are scheduled to occur between the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of ...

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Carbon capture – case study for a Ropax ship

The shipping industry is under a lot of pressure to cut green house gas emissions in the coming years. We at Deltamarin are seeing this first-hand, as today each of our design projects involves us in examining and implementing various technologies to enhance performance and reduce CO2 footprint. We are investing heavily in our R&D to gain and maintain the industry-leading knowledge of the technologies implemented on ships. One of the emerging technologies that has maybe received less attention in the maritime context is post-combustion carbon capture. These systems can ...

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SHI Develops Thermoelectric Power Generation System for Vessels

Samsung Heavy Industries announced this week that it has developed the world’s first thermoelectric power generation module and system for ships through joint research with LG Innotek and signed an agreement with Japan’s NYK for actual application of the system to an LNG carrier to be delivered to the Japanese client. The thermoelectric power generation system converts thermal energy into electrical energy by utilizing the characteristics of thermoelectric semiconductors. If this system is attached to the surface of equipment that generates heat, such as ship engines and generators, it generates ...

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Chinese Shipbuilders Beat South Korean Dockyards in September

Clarksons Research announced on Oct. 13 that global new shipbuilding orders added up to 3.28 million CGT (116 ships) last month and 60 percent, 28 percent and 8 percent of the new orders went to Chinese, South Korean and Japanese shipbuilders. The South Korean shipbuilders’ market share was 42 percent in the first eight months of this year. According to experts, last month’s drop is because they chose their orders with the number of their contracts already large. Last month, the average contract prices of the Chinese and South Korean ...

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EU may block Hyundai’s mega acquisition deal with Daewoo Shipbuilding

The European Union (EU) has been holding back on giving its approval for Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) merger with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The merger process has taken close to three years. The EU has made a broad consensus not to approve the merger, citing monopoly concerns in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipbuilding industry, sources and officials familiar with the issue said. HHI and DSME are the top two leading companies in the LNG shipbuilding sector. “The EU has reached a broad consensus not to approve the ...

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries : Shipbuilding Holds Christening and Launch Ceremony in Shimonoseki for Large Ferry Built for Meimon Taiyo Ferry

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony today (October 8th) for the second of two large ferries being built for Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency (JRTT) and Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co., Ltd. The ceremony took place at the Enoura Plant at MHI’s Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The handover is scheduled for March 2022 following completion of interior work and sea trial. The new vessel will replace the FERRY FUKUOKA II, ...

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Hyundai Mipo delivers CldN’s RORO ship equipped with dual fuel propulsion system

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, a subsidiary of South Korea’s Hyundai shipbuilding group, has delivered an eco-friendly RORO cargo ship equipped with a dual fuel propulsion system to CldN, a multimodal logistics provider based in Luxembourg. The roll-on & roll-off (RORO) cargo ship is designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, buses, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. RORO vessels have either built-in or shore-based ramps or ferry slips ...

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GTT entrusted by Samsung Heavy Industries with the tank design for four new LNG Carriers

GTT announces that it has received, in Q3 2021, an order from its partner the Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the tank design of four new LNGCs1 on behalf of an Asian ship-owner. As part of this order, GTT will design the tanks of the vessels which will each offer a capacity of 174,000 m3. The LNGC tanks will be fitted with the GTT Mark III Flex membrane containment system. Deliveries of the vessels are scheduled for the first quarter of 2024. Source: GTT

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Damen’s revolutionary Fast Crew Supplier FCS 7011 completes sea trials and heads to the Netherlands

After five years of market consultation, research, design, engineering and construction, the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class has completed its sea trials off the Turkish coast and is set to begin the passage to the Netherlands. The offshore energy market and prospective customers will soon be able to experience the comfort and capabilities of the 74-metre, 40 knot, 122-passenger, crew change vessel. The FCS 7011, in combination with the latest Ampelmann walk-to-work system, represents the very latest in marine access thinking, having been developed in ...

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S. Korea: Hanjin Heavy Industry wins a shipbuilding order for 4 container ships worth $270 million

South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction succeeded in winning an order for merchant ships. Hanjin Heavy Industries announced on the 5th that it has succeeded in re-entering the market by signing a contract with a European trade shipping company to build four 5,500 TEU-class container ships worth a total of $270 million. It is the first order for merchant ships since Hanjin Heavy Industries’ M&A. It has been six years that Hanjin Heavy Industries won the order for a general cargo ship, not a naval ship or a special ...

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries : Receives an Order for an 86,700 m-3 LPG-fueled LPG/ LAG Carrier

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has concluded a shipbuilding contract for an 86,700 m3 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied ammonia gas (LAG) carrier powered by LPG fuel for ENEOS Ocean Corporation. This is the 2nd LPG/LAG carrier for ENEOS Ocean Corporation. The vessel is equipped with separate cargo tanks designed to carry LPG and LAG at the same time. This contract represents their 73rd LPG carrier, 10th LPG-fueled LPG carrier and 3rd LPG/LAG carrier to be constructed by Kawasaki. Kawasaki plans to complete the construction of ...

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Delivery of MET Turbochargers for the Main Engines (WinGD X-DF2.0iCER) of LNG-Fueled Car Carriers

MHI-MME will be delivering MET71MB Turbochargers for the main engines of four NYK Line LNG-fueled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) being constructed by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Nanjing ) Co. Ltd. The newbuild LNG-fueled PCTCs will be powered by the Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) 7X62DF2.1 low-pressure dual fuel engines built by CSSC-MES Diesel & Co., Ltd. (CMD), which is the first engine in the world to which X-DF2.0 technology with iCER (Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling) will be applied. We developed a turbocharger for iCER that can deal ...

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Korean FTC Slow in Reviewing Merger between HHI and DSME

The Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has turned out to be the only one among the fair trade watch dogs in six countries that has not yet completed the first phase of the review regarding the merger between Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Among the six countries, China, Kazakhstan and Singapore have completed their reviews and given unconditional approval, but the remaining three — Korea, Japan and the European Union — are still reviewing the matter, according to Rep. Kang Min-guk of the People ...

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Record-breaking number of fatalities on the beach of Chattogram

At least seven workers lost their lives while scrapping vessels on the beach of Chattogram in what is the worst quarter in terms of number of accidents in Bangladeshi shipbreaking history. Few weeks ago, seven separate accidents that killed five workers were reported by the Platform. Since then, two more fatalities occurred. On September 18, Liton Paul, 26 years old, fell from the ORO SINGA (IMO 9171838) during cutting operations at SN Corporation yard. On September 29, a falling iron plate took the life of Taslim, 36 years old, on ...

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Hyundai seeks EU’s conditional approval for Daewoo acquisition

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is seeking conditional approval from the European Union for its proposed acquisition of the ailing Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), sources and officials familiar with the issue said. In 2019, HHI requested approval for its planned acquisition of DSME to China, Kazakhstan, Singapore, the EU, Japan and South Korea. As the acquisition would help HHI gain bargaining power both in terms of the rates and number of shipping routes, the company needs approval from six entities where the shipbuilding industries would be significantly impacted by ...

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